April 21, 2011

5 Love Languages

Lately I’ve been interested in learning more about the 5 love languages of children. You see, my son is an open book; his love language is clearly physical touch. He is currently the reigning snuggle puppy champion for the entire Northern Hemisphere. However, my daughter is an enigma. She’s never been overly interested in snuggling like her brother and I want to make sure that I’m affirming her in the right way. Now, in order to do the official love language test for children, your wee ones have to be at least five years old and my baby girl is only two. So while I wait to crack the code of my little diva, I decided to figure out my own love language.

Turns out that my highest score is ‘words of affirmation’ closely followed by ‘quality time’ and ‘receiving gifts’. Now this isn’t news to me or my dear husband. He is awesome at telling me he loves me all the time and regularly shares the reasons behind his love for me. When it comes to quality time, nothing makes me happier than just hanging out with the people who I love the most in the world and connecting with them. Come on into the ‘epic time machine’ with me, to the first time Dave and I hung out together as “friends”. We went to a dessert cafe for brunch and talked so naturally that we didn’t realize that the place was empty except for the tired servers or that we had been sitting there talking for 12 hours straight – from 1pm till 1am. Clearly quality time is super high on our list.

As for receiving gifts, when we were first married, hubby used to surprise me with roses cut from our garden all the time. Since we’ve had kids we have both been so focused on them that some things have fallen by the wayside – like the roses. However, I am not downcast because spring is in the air and that means summer is just around the corner. Our roses will soon be in bloom and I can’t wait to see the beautiful buds unfurling on my bedside table cut by the hand of my beloved. As for my daughter, even though she can’t take the love language test yet, I have a hunch. If I keep showering her with all five of the love languages, she will feel cared for, special and loved.

You and your loved one can both take the love language test below. There are two widget boxes, one for each of you. May your relationship be blessed as you walk through this journey of discovery together.

Comments

  1. Very cute. It looks like you had a lovely holiday.

    • We did have a great time connecting with both sides of the family but I’m still glad that the hustle and bustle of the holiday is over. A three hour drive one way with two kids under two is definitely not for rookies!-)

  2. Hi Char, thanks for visiting my blog. I read this book and found it really helpful for understanding my three kids’ love languages. I have a quality time, a gifts and an affirmations.

    Looking forward to more of your posts!

    Alison
    http://www.momipseity.com
    Momipseity – because being a mom shouldn’t mean losing yourself!

  3. Newest follower- getting caught up on my blog hopping. Better later than never. Please return the favor and visit me too.
    Cheers-
    Mikey
    mikey-thesinglemom.blogspot.com

  4. Newest follower- getting caught up on my blog hopping. Better later than never. Please return the favor and visit me too.
    Cheers-
    Mikey
    http://www.mikey-thesinglemom.blogspot.com

  5. Never mind, I totally read the rankings wrong…silly me. Words of affirmation is first, Acts of Service second, and physical touch third….lol…not so identical…haha

  6. Awesome blog face-lift!!! Looks really nice! Yay, I did the test and my number one rating was words of affirmation…followed by quality time, and recieving gifts. Guess our love language is identical. HAHA.

  7. Cool post I am off to take the test. Enjoy both your kids!

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  9. Thanks for visiting, i happy to follow your blog!!
    Happy Easter!!
    Naomi

  10. This is really interesting.

    Yes, spring is in the air! I love to put flowers in every room even the bathrooms.

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